Today's garden happy - a montage of guess whats. I'll be picking daily before long and complaining (hah!) that there are too many.
More seriously, I'll be looking forward to giving some away and freezing some.
Good morning, everyone. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on yesterday's blog. Rather than do my usual individual replies, I'll answer here.
I didn't get weighed at SW - I was feeling quite fragile one way and another and decided I didn't need it. Today, I still think that was right.
Thanks for the tips about the corn which is proper corn, not baby corn. I'm more than happy to give them a little shake now and again, to get the pollination going. There are several cobs starting off now so that's exciting.
Yes, yesterday was more stressful than I thought it would be. I'm all stiff and achey today so must have been pretty tense for much of the time.
After a flurry of exchanges with Karen along the lines of 'we're absolutely ready' . . . etc, all went quiet. John and I exchanged a few texts of 'it's taking them a long time' sort of stuff.
By mid afternoon, I was getting a bit worried but then John texted me to say that Karen had texted him to say she was on her way to pick up the keys from the estate agents and then it would all be go, go, go. Apparently, someone's money had taken a while to come through and, obviously, that all has to be in place before anything can start. How on earth does it work when there's a longer chain? It must be a nightmare.
Finally, we both got a message from Karen saying they were in, thank you for the welcome gifts, they made her cry, the little girl had headed straight for that old child's chair that I left for her with shrieks of delights (I think Karen had been talking to her about it) and she finished with a photo of her brandishing the keys outside the front door.
So that's that. It is no longer 'Mum and Dad's house'. I feel like crying when I think about it - it was the last tangible link with their happy life in Letchworth for the last half century but then I think of a home that is still loved and which will be developed and modernised, improved and extended to become a lovely place with a happy family and that feels so very good.
I treated myself to a half bottle of some nice bubbly and a takeaway Indian and thoroughly enjoyed both. I'm feeling more than a bit muggy headed this morning, mind you!!
So, on to today and it's mostly a stay at home day. I keep thinking it is Sunday today, not Saturday, which feels weird. The house is clean and reasonably tidy after yesterday's cleaner ministrations but I do have a small pile of ironing to do and put away. Then, in the evening, Beth, Alex and I are having our meal out, postponed from last Sunday, obviously not in Norwich but at our favourite place, the Hare. At the moment, having just finished off the last bits of chicken from yesterday's take away (no point wasting it!), I'm feeling rather full so lunch will be very light. I want to enjoy this evening!
Thank you again for all your kind and understanding comments yesterday. What a lovely lot you all are.
Have a good Saturday and stay safe and well. xx